#PAKvsAFG: Why Afghanistan Can’t Be Taken Lightly

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#PAKvsAFG contest is scheduled to take place tomorrow and so, here is a look at why Afghanistan can’t be taken lightly.

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#PAKvsAFG: Why Pakistan Can’t Afford To Take Afghanistan Contest Lightly

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Despite being relatively new to international cricket, Afghanistan posses a spin bowling attack i.e. lethal particularly, in the T20 format. Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and skipper Mohd. Nabi are all world class bowlers and hence, they should be a handful in UAE conditions. Afghan batting on the other hand is known for its aggression and can surprise any bowling line up on their day.

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What XI Is Pakistan Likely To Play?

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Pakistan are likely to stick with the same eleven that played the previous two games. Nevertheless, Asif Ali and Imad Wasim were hit by the Kiwi bowlers during the last game. Hence, incase of an injury Pakistan might replace Asif with Haider Ali and Imad Wasim with Mohd. Nawaz.

Pakistan’s Likely Playing XI
Babar Azam (c), Mohd. Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohd. Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali / Haider Ali, Imad Wasim / Mohd. Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
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Verdict
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Pakistan will enter the game as strong favorites still, a victory against an Afghan side cannot be guaranteed on the basis of the last two performances. Afghanistan certainly has the bowling to put Pakistan under massive pressure and hence, the country’s batting line in particular will have to bring their A-game to Dubai International Stadium to avoid an upset.